In Colour and Camouflage, students will take part in activities and investigate real objects from the natural world to practice their descriptive skills and find out more about how colours and patterns can help animals survive in their habitat. They will match different colours and patterns to a range of animal skins and feathers, and identify what habitat they live in. Using specific examples, the pupils will then discuss how camouflage can help animals to catch their prey or avoid being eaten, and how some animals have bright colours to stand out as a warning, or to find their friends. The children will then be able to apply their learning to real-life examples.

Real objects from the natural world used in this session are on loan from HM Revenue and Customs

Age: KS1 (Age 5-7) Duration: 30 mins Capacity: 35 students Indoor Session

Intended learning outcomes:

Pupils will be able to:

  • Describe the colours and patterns of different animals
  • Generate ideas and reasons for colour and pattern as an adaptation in animals
  • Name different animals

National Curriculum links:

KS1 Science Living things and their habitats Identify that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited

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Colour and Camouflage